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The Superman production company donated this special 18 minute episode to the US Treasury to help promote school stamp day savings plans to children. This is the only episode of the series that has entered the public domain. It features all of the hallmarks that made the original 1950s Superman series so memorable.
This movie is part of the collection: The Video Cellar Collection
Director: Thomas Carr
Producer: Thomas Carr
Production Company: Superman Inc.
Sponsor: US Treasury
Audio/Visual: sound, Black and white
Keywords: Classic TV; Superman; George Reeves; Public Service Announcement; US Treasury
Contact Information: <a href="http://video-cellar.blogspot.com/">Video Cellar</a>
|Movie Files||Windows Media||Ogg Video||512Kb MPEG4|
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Subject: STAMP DAY FOR SUPERMAN
VERY GOOD EPISODE,AND PATRIOTIC.
Subject: i love this episode...now she would have had an android?
i loved the superman sahow, where has integrity gone in the mainstream media and democrat party? its gone
Subject: Not for TV.
It was made for the Savings Bonds Devision, U.S. Treasury to be shown in public schools throughout the nation. It premiered at the Mayflower hotel in Washington on Nov. 4, 1953.
Vic Demise -
Subject: C'mon...It's SUPERMAN!
Saving the day, and teaching kids to save too!
Subject: Super 50s Film
I was not yet born when this came out but I did see it on a VHS tape a few years ago. George Reeves is one of two actors that you think of when you think of Superman (the other being the Superman of my era, Christopher Reeve). He was so sincere in the role that you would have never guessed that he had any problem with it. He didn't get to be the big movie star, but he achieved immortality through a legion of fans, some not yet born when he did the Superman TV show. Although I like the Christopher Reeve version of Superman, I like George's interpretation as well.
i remember buying this ep on a vhs tape as a double feature the other feature was a 40's superman cartoon: Secret Agent
DJ Psychomike -
Subject: First infomercial?
Was this shown on TV or at schools?
Not bad at all, and we even get to see Lois tied up!
Boy, watching this episode brought back memories. I watched it back in the '50s and was one of those kids, like those you see in the movie Hollywoodland, who actually believed George Reeves was Superman.
This episode stars the second actress to play Lois Lane, Noel Neill. I remember being a bit confused about that at the time.
I downloaded the Windows Media file. Video and audio are fine.
Subject: Just a minor trivia note
Actually, Billbarstad, Noel Neill WAS the first to play Lois Lane, since she did the role in the film serials with Kirk Alyn. But yes, Phyllis Coates was the first on TV, in this series.